School Equipment Grant Available for 2024-25 School Year

LRSEF is committed to increasing the science fair participation of under-represented minority (URM)* and low-income** students. To boost URM-science-fair participation,  LRSEF is offering research grants to eligible schools. The grant is funded by LRSEF’s Amazon Innovation Grant through the Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair. 

School Equipment Grant

The School Equipment Grant Program (School Equipment Grant) awards up to $800 that is used to purchase science fair supplies and equipment. The equipment purchased from the School Equipment Grant must be used for student research by URM and low-income students with the goal of having these students present at the LRSEF in March 2025. Learn more and apply for the School Equipment Grant.

Note: there are two application windows. Applications for summer research will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis until May 24, 2024. If you’d like to apply for materials for the start of the school year, the deadline will be December 20, 2024.

*As defined by the Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Policy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Underrepresented Minority (URM) – Students who categorized themselves as 1) Hispanic or Latino, b) American Indian or Alaska Native, c) Black or African American, d) native Hawaiian or Other Pacific islander, or e) Two or more races.

**Low-income is defined as students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.